Video: Curren$y & Fendi P – “Smokin’ Potnas”
The Two Jet Lifers Teach You How to Turn a Sheet of Paper to a Million Dollars in the Animated Clip for the Smokin’ Potnas Title Track
“Curren$y is still capable of rapping something so simple it’ll make you wonder how no one has rapped it already” – Pitchfork
“Curren$y’s sharpened pen and deft wordplay will quiet the doubters. His influence was evident then, and it’s irrefutable now.” – Rolling Stone
With a well-known penchant for weed, women, and muscle cars, few people can rap about life’s finer things like Curren$y can. Tapping in with his close confidante Fendi P, the Jet Life artists share “Smokin’ Potnas,“ a new animated video. Built around a creeping 808 bassline and noir-ish piano chords, TraumaTone‘s “Smokin’ Potnas” instrumental evokes a streetwise version of the famous theme from The Pink Panther. Spitta and Fendi slink atop the beat to deliver crisp and stylish boasts about “chains holdin’ lucky charms” (Curren$y) and “money counters on the kitchen counter” (Fendi). Directed and animated by Shanna Salmon, the new video converts Spitta and Fendi into their cartoon altar egos, as they smoke up with models on a music video set as their lyrics come to life.
“Smokin’ Potnas” is the closing and titular track from Smokin’ Potnas, the recent collaborative mixtape by Curren$y and Fendi P. Unloading life lessons atop lush production, Curren$y and Fendi offer pearl after pearl of street wisdom on the project. Spitta offers a veteran perspective on growing your bankroll, while Fendi assumes the role of the striver, never satisfied even as his day-to-day grows more luxurious. The two New Orleans natives are on top of their game, crafting slick flexes that weave within soul-samples and tuneful 808s. The project plays host to video singles like “Strategize” and “Swang.” Featuring production from Harry Fraud, Sledgren, TraumaTone, and more, Smokin’ Potnas is available to stream everywhere via Jet Life Recordings/EMPIRE.
Formerly known as Corner Boy P, Eastside New Orleans rapper Fendi P has been steadily rising since his 2016 debut, collaborating with the likes of Lil Wayne, Project Pat, and many others. Last year, Fendi dropped Fendi P 3, a 15-song project that spotlighted his skill with fresh flexes and sharp storytelling.
Uncountably prolific, but never lacking in quality, Curren$y has already had a busy 2020, collaborating with Dj.fresh on The Tonite Show With Curren$y in January, and treating his fans to the 3 Piece Set EP just a month later. Last week, he teamed up with Cardo Got Wingz for the 5-track The Green Tape, which boasts appearances from G Perico and Larry June.
Watch “Smokin’ Potnas”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mppP_fv3Yfg
Buy/Stream Smokin’ Potnas: https://empire.ffm.to/smokinpotnas
Smokin’ Potnas tracklist:
1. Strategize (Prod. by TraumaTone)
2. The World I Know (Prod. by Sledgren)
3. Swang (Prod. by Smitty Beatz)
4. Stainless (Prod. by Smitty Beatz)
5. Checkered Flag (Prod. by Smitty Beatz)
6. Foreigns Outside (Prod. by Harry Fraud)
7. One Night (Prod. by Smitty Beatz & 808 Ray)
8. Eye of the Tiger (Prod. by Sledgren)
9. Smokin Potna (Prod. by TraumaTone)
“Smokin’ Potnas”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mppP_fv3Yfg
Smokin’ Potnas: https://empire.ffm.to/smokinpotnas